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  • UNHCR publishes Guide on Working with Men and Boy Survivors of Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Forced Displacement

    Date: 
    Friday, October 4, 2013

    UNHCR published a Guide on Working with Men and Boy Survivors of Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Forced Displacement. The Guide emphasizes that sexual violence and rape can be used as a weapon of war against men as well as women, that it is inflicted on men as a means of disempowerment, dominance and undermining concepts of masculinity, discussed triggers for survival sex. The Guide further provides with a number of indicators for identification of survivors.

  • Amnesty International Annual Report 2013

    Date: 
    Friday, October 4, 2013

    Amnesty International has published its annual human rights report for 2013, with a country-by-country account of the situation of human rights and a global analysis. The report devotes significant attention to asylum and migration issues and criticises the EU in this respect.

    The report is available at Amnesty International's website.

  • Committee of Ministers adopts Protocol No. 16 to the ECHR

    Date: 
    Friday, October 4, 2013

    The Committee of Ministers has adopted Protocol No. 16 to the European Convention on Human Rights. The protocol provides for States’ highest courts to obtain opinions on questions of principle regarding the interpretation and/or application of rights and freedom defined in the Convention and its protocols. The goal of the new protocol is to resolve these questions before they reach Strasbourg, saving Court resources and enabling speedier resolution of cases at the national level. The protocol will enter into force once 10 parties to the Convention have ratified it.

  • ECtHR decision in K. v Russia (no. 69235/11)

    Date: 
    Friday, October 4, 2013

    The applicant is a Belarusian national who was arrested in Moscow in May 2011 following an international arrest warrant from Belarus and placed in detention. His detention was extended on several occasions. Although the Russian authorities approved his extradition, it did not take place because the ECtHR issued an interim measure preventing it. The applicant had also requested asylum shortly after his detention. His claim was at first dismissed.

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